Feb 8, 2008

Lakes cleanup would give $50B lift to economy

Read the full story in the Ann Arbor Business Review.

Cleaning up the Great Lakes wouldn't just help the environment. It would also be good for the economy.

Restoring the Great Lakes - controlling invasive species, addressing sewage contamination, cleaning up toxic waste and restoring shoreline - would create $50 billion in economic benefit from a $26 billion cleanup investment.

That's according to a recent report commissioned by a coalition of business and environmental organizations and conducted by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.   VIA  Laura B. lib.wmrc.uiuc.edu